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How Video Games Affect Your Brain

how video games affect your brain

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  • Playing video games may lead to improvements in areas of attention, cognitive control and workload, visuospatial skills and more
  • Video games may alter the reward-processing areas of your brain, potentially leading to addiction, and may desensitize players to violence
  • If you play video games on your TV or computer at night, be sure to take steps to protect yourself from exposure to blue light from the screen (such as wearing blue-blocking glasses after sundown)

By Dr. Mercola

Video gaming is an incredibly popular pastime in the U.S., with more than 150 million regular users, defined as those who play at least three hours a week. In fact, the majority of U.S. households (65 percent) are home to at least one person who plays video games regularly. According to the Entertainment Software Association's (ESA) 2017 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, the typical gamer is 35 years old and most (72 percent) are 18 years or older.


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